Thursday, May 24, 2007

Secret Pal 10 Competition 2!

Ok, so Hostess Bobbi asked us what we would pack to knit when going on our summer holiday, and what do we hope to shop for?
As I am conveniently heading off on a lovely holiday in just 3 days (!!!) it didn't take too much imagination.
Firstly I hope to be taking a finished pair of fetchings in lovely blue green colour, but at this stage, they might not be quite done. They are for a friend that I am seeing later in the holiday so that is fine.
Secondly, I am taking stuff to knit for my Secret Pal! I figured holiday time would give me that little bit extra to knit something especially nice.
Finally, I am going to take the yarn that my other Secret Pal sent me in my first parcel, and a pattern for some lacey-ish socks. I think I have decided. I am not totally sure> I will make a last minute executive decision on Saturday, in the midst of the rest of the mad packing.

The shopping bit...well, I am not really going anywhere that I know has good yarn shops, but I am hoping to pick up some more of the lovely handmade wooden knitting needles my mum got me for Christmas - they are made in Tasmania and are beautiful to use (fetchings are currently on them). Also I am going to try and get hold of some possum-merino (sometimes known as merino mink in that part of the world!), maybe in Australia, or maybe I will ask my dearest to get me some when he pops over to New Zealand. And apart from that...who knows? There is a lot of unknitting related shopping to do in Melbourne, as we are planning to update our wardrobes completely, given the good shopping and the excellent exchange rate!

Ideal knitting holiday....maybe a week in a cottage on the coast in Sweden, just with my dearest and good seafood and mushrooms and great wine and a huge stash, and just knit myself silly! One can purchase things any time, but getting the time to actually knit, that would be great!


Secret Pal said...

possum-merino! wow, I never heard of that yarn. Merino mink sounds like something very lux and soft. What kind of yarn is that? It sounds so interesting! And I hope you have great time in Australia! Bon Voyage! (or what do you say when you try to be really smart :D)

Bobbi said...

Sounds like fun! Have a great time!!